Three people were rescued after falling and being injured while hiking in the Mourne Mountains of Northern Ireland.
Mourne Mountain Rescue said it was dispatched to the Slieve Binnian Water Sheet area at 4:53 pm on Saturday, October 15, following news that members of one group had fallen.
Accoording to Mirror, Detailing the rescue on social media, a spokesperson said: “Two young people had fallen around 30m, one sustaining a lower leg injury and the other a number of potentially serious injuries. A third member of the group sustained a knee injury when going to aid the others.”
“Group leaders provided initial assessment and support to the injured parties, one of whom was able to reach a track with support and be evacuated to ambulance by local police. The other two injured persons were assessed, treated and packaged by team members and then carried by stretcher to team vehicles for transport to the roadside and transfer to ambulances,” according to Mirror.
“Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 116 from Dublin also responded to the scene but in worsening conditions was unable to assist. Local police, NIAS HART and Ambulance crews also responded and assisted,” reports Mirror.
According to Mirror, “16 team members responded and stood down at 21:30hrs.”
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